|Caleb Williams - William Godwin|
LibriVox recording of Caleb Williams or Things As They Are by William Godwin. Read by Bev J. Stevens. The novel describes the downfall of Ferdinando Falkland, a British squire, and his attempts to ruin and destroy the life of Caleb Williams, a poor but ambitious young man that Falkland hires as his personal secretary. Caleb accidentally discovers a terrible secret in his master's past. Though Caleb promises to be bound to silence, Falkland, irrationally attached (in Godwin's view) to ideas of so...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; adventure; fiction; mystery
Downloads: 7,658 (1 review)
|The Circular Staircase - Mary Roberts Rinehart|
Librivox recording of The Circular Staircase, by Mary Roberts Rinehart. Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876-1958) was a prolific American writer of popular mysteries. The Circular Staircase was originally published in 1908 and includes all the elements of the classic whodunit – mysterious events, ghostly apparitions, things that go bump in the night and murder. (Summary by J. M. Smallheer) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats...
Downloads: 112,528 (2 reviews)
|Trailin'! - Max Brand|
Librivox recording of Trailin'! by Max Brand. Read by Rowdy Delaney. “Max Brand", the most used pseudonym of Frederick Schiller Faust (1892-1944), is best known today for his western fiction. Faust began in the early twentieth century selling his stories to the pulp magazines, writing in many genres under numerous pseudonyms. He is probably best known as the creator of the character Destry. His novel Destry Rides Again has been filmed several times, most notably the 1939 version starring James...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; western; fiction; Frederick Schiller Faust
Downloads: 34,830 (2 reviews)
|Basil - Wilkie Collins|
LibriVox recording of Basil by Wilkie Collins. Basil, son of a father who values the family pedigree and who would not let him marry below his station, falls in love at first sight with a girl he sees on a bus. He stalks her and discovers she is Margaret Sherwin, only daughter of a linen draper. He stalks her and persuades her father to let him marry her secretly. He agrees on the condition, that, as his daughter is only seventeen, they live apart for the first year...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; mystery; Basil, Collins; Margaret Sherwin; secret marriage; Mannion
Downloads: 12,610 (1 review)
|The Murders in the Rue Morgue - Edgar Allan Poe|
LibriVox recording of The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe, read by Renard T. Fox. "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe in 1841. Poe referred to it as a "tale of ratiocination" featuring the brilliant deductions of C. Auguste Dupin; it is today regarded as one of the first detective stories and is almost certainly the first locked room mystery. (Summary from Wikipedia) For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; mystery; detective story
Downloads: 93,223 (2 reviews)
|The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame|
LibriVox recording of The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. This much-loved story follows a group of animal friends in the English countryside as they pursue adventure, and as adventure pursues them! The chief characters - Mole, Rat, and Toad - generally lead upbeat and happy lives, but their tales are leavened with moments of terror, homesickness, awe, madcap antics, and derring-do. Although classed as children's literature, The Wind in the Willows holds a gentle fascination for adults to...
Keywords: librivox; literature; children; audiobook; Grahame
Downloads: 138,705 (2 reviews)
|The Man in Lower Ten - Mary Roberts Rinehart|
LibriVox recording of The Man in Lower Ten, by Mary Roberts Rinehart. Read by MaryAnn Someone had to take the bank notes to Pittsburgh and take a statement from John Gilmore confirming that they were indeed forged. It was McKnight's turn to go, but he was bagging off because he wanted to spend the weekend visiting Alison West in Richmond. And so his law partner, Lawrence Blakeley, is left with no choice but to make the trip himself...
Keywords: LibriVox; Audiobooks; Fiction; Mystery; Crime; Woman Writer
Downloads: 9,941 (4 reviews)
|The Window at the White Cat - Mary Roberts Rinehart|
LibriVox recording of The Window at the White Cat, by Mary Roberts Rinehart. When a clumsy, well-meaning lawyer gets involved with a pair of delightful old maids and a beautiful girl, he must acquire some of the skills of his friends the detective and the newspaperman to solve the puzzle of The White Cat. That’s the name of a back-street political club serving beers, political favors and, occasionally, murder...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; audio book; novel; fiction; mystery; rinehart
Downloads: 15,900 (5 reviews)
|The Surprising Adventures of the Magical Monarch of Mo and His People - L. Frank Baum|
LibriVox recording of The Surprising Adventures of the Magical Monarch of Mo and His People, by L. Frank Baum. The Magical Monarch of Mo is a set of stories about the titular king, his queen, and his royal children. The stories are uproariously funny, dealing with topics as absurd as a man losing his temper who then tries to find it, an evil midget who steals a princess's big toe, and an entire city filled with highly civilized monkeys! Join the Monarch and all his friends for a rollicking adven...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; Children; Fairy tales; Fantasy; Humor; Short stories
Downloads: 7,108 (5 reviews)
|The Amateur Cracksman - E.W. Hornung|
LibriVox recording of The Amateur Cracksman, by E.W. Hornung. Read by Kristin Hughes. “I'd tasted blood, and it was all over with me. Why should I work when I could steal? Why settle down to some humdrum uncongenial billet, when excitement, romance, danger and a decent living were all going begging together?” - A. J. Raffles, The Ides of March. The Amateur Cracksman is the first collection of stories about A...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; raffles; hornung; adventure; mystery
Downloads: 68,102 (6 reviews)
|Whose Body? - Dorothy L. Sayers|
Librivox recording of Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers. Read by Kara Shallenberg and Kristin Hughes The novel begins with a telephone call to Wimsey from his mother, the Dowager Duchess of Denver, saying that her vicar’s architect has just found a dead body in his bath, wearing nothing but a pair of pince-nez. Whose body is it? Whodunnit? It’s up to Lord Peter to find out. (Summary by Kara and Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; mystery; Sayers; Lord Peter Wimsey
Downloads: 84,780 (9 reviews)